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MSc Financial Economics
Apply specialist economics skills and knowledge to the study of financial markets.

MSc Financial Economics / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time] 24 Months [Part-Time]
Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in economics,   finance, mathematics  or a related subject with economic theory,  mathematics and econometrics studied at a high level.

Applicants with a  2:1 in a less technical economics degree, with for example economic theory only  studied to intermediate level,  or a 2:2  in a technical economics degree may be considered for entry onto the MA Economics.

MATHS & STATS PREPARATION

1. Please visit our   Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Economics page  where you will find information about the minimum level of knowledge of mathematics and statistics that you should possess from your current or previous training.

2. On the same website, please look at the details and content of our pre-session course which builds on the knowledge resumed in (1) and which is designed to equip you with further technical skills that you will require before starting your programme. Attending this course is mandatory and is offered free of charge.  The course will run during induction week and we recommend that you spend some time between now and September studying and familiarising yourself with the course material on the website, especially if you might not be able to attend the course.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Useful information;

  • There is NO application fee.
  • International (non UK/EU) are advised to apply by 1 June.
  • UK/EU can apply up until 1 September.
  • We DO NOT require references, but please indicate the names of two referees on your form and we will request them if necessary.
  • Writing sample NOT required.
  • Personal statement NOT required.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y Y N N

Course overview

  • You are keen to apply your interest and skills in economics to the study of financial markets
  • You want to combine a rigorous training in core economics with a solid introduction to the key theoretical techniques used in finance
  • You plan to work as a portfolio manager, risk management consultant, or financial analyst

Course Director: Professor Igor Evstigneev, email; igor.evstigneev@manchester.ac.uk

Admissions Tutor: Dr Nick Weaver, email; nicholas.j.weaver@manchester.ac.uk

Open days

For details of the next University Postgraduate open day, visit open days and visits

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £12,000
    International students (per annum): £19,500
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,000
    International students (per annum): £9,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Please see the School's funding page for further information.

If you are already a graduate of The University of Manchester, please visit,

Faculty of Humanities/School of Social Sciences - Loyalty Bursary

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Janet Smith
Telephone
0161 275 4471
Facsimile
0161 275 2450
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/economics
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